CFA是“特许金融分析师”(Chartered Financial Analyst)的简称，是美国以及全世界公认金融投资行业最高等级证书，也是全美重量级财务金融机构金融分析从业人员必备证书。
CFA正式会员不同于附属会员（affiliate membership），正式会员是被推荐的CFA考生并以申请成为CFA Charterholder为目的。
As a member of CFA Institute, you have embraced the highest standards in your profession. Are you ready to make an impact?
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When you apply for regular CFA Institute membership, you will be asked to attest that your work experience meets the following qualifications.
At least four years (48 months) of experience in:
Evaluating or applying financial, economic, and/or statistical data as part of the investment decision-making process involving securities or similar investments (e.g., publicly traded and privately placed stocks, bonds, and mortgages and their derivatives; commodity-based derivatives and mutual funds; and other investment assets, such as real estate and commodities, if these are held as part of a diversified, securities-oriented investment portfolio).
Supervising, directly or indirectly, persons who practice these activities.
Teaching such activities.
For a job position to qualify, at least 50% of your time should be spent directly involved in the investment decision-making process or producing a work product that informs or adds value to that process. Work must be full time and can be earned before, during, or after participation in the CFA Program. Managing your own investments or the investments of your family or friends (without compensation) does not qualify.
1 Client Service Representative or Relationship Manager
CFAI（CFA Institute,the same below) Description: "Responsible for all activities related to investment firm client service, including: communicating investment performance and strategy to clients and serving as a lesson between client and portfolio manager."
2 Compliance Analyst or Compliance Officer
CFAI Description: "Responsible for ensuring investment firm’s adherence to applicable laws, regulations and professional standards of practice."
3 Investment Consultant
CFAI Description: "Provides investment consulting services, including developing investment policy statements; formulating and delivering investment reviews, conducting asset allocation studies, managing client relationships; monitoring investment performance."
4 Corporate Chief Financial Officer
CFAI Description: "Responsible for determining structure and funding needs through equity, debt, and alternative investments; evaluating financial fundamentals, and making capital investment decisions."
5 Corporate Finance Analyst
CFAI Description: "Analyze financial fundamentals and capital needs for ongoing corporate operations and/or new projects; conduct long range financial planning; analyze and value possible mergers and acquisitions, asset sales and capital investment decisions. Determine and recommend funding strategies through various security or financing options."
6 Investment Banking Analyst
CFAI Description: "Analyze and value securities for public offering; target and value mergers and acquisitions for corporate clients."
7 Derivatives Analyst
CFAI Description: "Formulate strategies and valuations for derivative securities."
CFAI Description: "Develop economic outlooks to be used in the formulation of investment strategies and portfolio structuring."
9 Institutional Sales Professional or Business Development
CFAI Description: "Cultivate new business opportunities by marketing investment products to institutional investors. Execute trades and convey research of securities and strategies to institutional investors."
10 Investment Strategist
CFAI Description: "Apply investment knowledge to develop and analyze investment strategies designed to achieve investor goals as part of the overall investment process."
11 Portfolio Manager
CFAI Description: "Manage clients’ investment portfolios. Responsible for investment decision-making, including security selection, industry/sector selection and portfolio construction."
12 Private Client Investment Advisor
CFAI Description: "Manage portfolios of high net-worth clients. Identify investor objectives and develop investment policies. Manage client relationships."
CFAI Description: "Academic, full-time professor or instructor at a college or university teaching investments, finance and/or economics. Other “business” course instruction does not qualify for the award of the CFA Charter."
14 Quantitative Investment or Risk Analyst
CFAI Description: "Conduct quantitative research and/or performance attribution analysis to assist portfolio managers and traders with investment decisions and risk management. Supply portfolio managers with analytical tools needed for portfolio management."
15 Real Estate Investment Manager
CFAI Description: "In the context of diversified securities portfolios, specialize in the management of real estate investments, including, developing investment policies and monitoring performance."
16 Regulator/Supervisor of Investment Firm
CFAI Description: "Oversee legal/regulatory compliance matters, perform due diligence and ensure firm compliance with all applicable federal securities laws, state statutes, regulatory agencies, and investment laws. Review and maintain investment contracts, registration statements, regulatory filings and documents."
17 Security/Investment Analyst
CFAI Description: "Analyze, value, and recommend securities in one or more asset classes (equity, fixed income, alternative investments, or derivatives)."
18 Securities Trader
CFAI Description: "Execute buy and sell transactions in investment securities. Develop and disseminate information about markets and the trading environment to securities dealers and portfolio managers."
19 Valuator of Closely Held Business
CFAI Description: "Value business/company/corporation where stock is thinly traded (or privately held) and for which the market offers limited buyers/sellers. Analyze financial statements, accounting methods, capital budget projects, acquisitions and asset sales."
20 Venture Capital Analyst
CFAI Description: "Conduct market research and analysis to solicit/raise capital for equity or debt funding, mergers, capital leasing, acquisitions or divestitures."
We invite you to use the tools below to determine whether your work experience qualifies for CFA Institute regular membership and to prepare your application.